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INSIDE JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL REPORTER PUBLISHED BY JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS Taylor, Gray, André and Shifflett Retire Class of 2013: Where Are They Headed? May Projects New Language Study Trips Going, Going, Gone Boys’ Lacrosse Takes First in State Fall Arts Events Alums Honored 2 3 4 4 6 8 9 9 AUGUST 2013 What a Difference a Year Makes One year after the groundbreaking on the site of the athletic center, a beautiful new facility was opened for business. An anonymous donor named equipment in the weight room in honor of retired physical education teacher and coach, Lee Keefer (Athletics). The family of the late Jerry Clinton, the David and Stephanie Truetzel family, and the John and Kathy Qualy family made gifts to name coaches’ offices. Current parents John and Mary Kaye Fort made a gift to name the coaches’ locker rooms. Nearly five dozen leadership gifts have been made to Burroughs so far in this campaign. We are grateful to all the families that have come together thus far to realize this significant transformation of the campus. We’ve come a long way in a year, and with less than $10 million to go, we have another major milestone — the opening of the new Haertter Hall — to celebrate within sight. A little more than a year ago, a parking lot led into the humble back door to the Cissel Center. Now a beautiful new athletic facility — a second main entrance to the school — stands on that same patch of ground. On the other side of campus, tucked between home plate and the old Haertter Hall, there now stands a state-of-the-art performing arts center. That facility will open in a matter of weeks. The renovated Commons and enlarged Quadrangle will roll out later this fall. Though the completion of one building and the near- completion of another are cause for celebration, there’s still much to do to reach the $45 million campaign goal. Several recent leadership gifts earmarked specifically for the new athletic center pushed the campaign closer. Bill ’66 and Kerry Holekamp named the athletic director’s office and the athletic director’s chair. The office honors Bill’s father, the late Louis C. Holekamp, who sent Bill and his brother, Tim ’64, to Burroughs. The Holekamp Family Chair in Athletics becomes the school’s eighth endowed faculty chair and the first chair in athletics. Athletic director Peter Tasker is the first holder of the chair. Current parents Charlie and Kim Peters and their children gave the cardio room that overlooks Laughing Lake. The large area is one of several fitness areas that occupy the top level of the athletic center. Senior Assembly provided the first occasion for a gathering of students, faculty and many parents in the new athletic center. The building was called into service again one week later when rain moved the 88 th graduation ceremony indoors and then throughout the summer for Burr Oak Camp, athletic training, Aim High and August Days. Campaign chair Steve Maritz ’76 and former Board president Mary Beth Soffer celebrate the opening of the athletic center, the first of several projects that will transform 40 percent of the campus.

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Taylor, Gray, André
and Shifflett Retire
Class of 2013:
August 2013
What a Difference a Year Makes One year after the groundbreaking on the site of the athletic center, a beautiful new facility was opened for business.
• An anonymous donor named equipment in the weight
room in honor of retired physical education teacher and
coach, Lee Keefer (Athletics).
• The family of the late Jerry Clinton, the David and
Stephanie Truetzel family, and the John and Kathy
Qualy family made gifts to name coaches’ offices.
Current parents John and Mary Kaye Fort made a gift to
name the coaches’ locker rooms.
Nearly five dozen leadership gifts have been made to
Burroughs so far in this campaign. We are grateful to all
the families that
have come together
than $10 million to
go, we have another
within sight.
A little more than a year ago, a parking lot led into the
humble back door to the Cissel Center. Now a beautiful new
athletic facility — a second main entrance to the school —
stands on that same patch of ground. On the other side of
campus, tucked between home plate and the old Haertter
Hall, there now stands a state-of-the-art performing arts
center. That facility will open in a matter of weeks. The
renovated Commons and enlarged Quadrangle will roll out
later this fall.
completion of another are cause for celebration, there’s still
much to do to reach the $45 million campaign goal. Several
recent leadership gifts earmarked specifically for the new
athletic center pushed the campaign closer.
• Bill ’66 and Kerry Holekamp named the athletic
director’s office and the athletic director’s chair. The
office honors Bill’s father, the late Louis C. Holekamp,
who sent Bill and his brother, Tim ’64, to Burroughs.
The Holekamp Family Chair in Athletics becomes the
school’s eighth endowed faculty chair and the first chair
in athletics. Athletic director Peter Tasker is the first
holder of the chair.
• Current parents Charlie and Kim Peters and their
children gave the cardio room that overlooks Laughing
Lake. The large area is one of several fitness areas that
occupy the top level of the athletic center.
Senior Assembly provided the first occasion for a gathering of students, faculty and many parents in the new athletic center. The building was called into service again one week later when rain moved the 88th graduation ceremony indoors and then throughout the summer for Burr Oak Camp, athletic training, Aim High and August Days.
Campaign chair Steve Maritz ’76 and former Board president Mary Beth Soffer celebrate the opening of the athletic center, the first of several projects that will transform 40 percent of the campus.
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Faculty Missing You Already The close of the 2012–13 school year brought the retirement of four long-time members of the faculty and staff.
Jerry Taylor (Science)
Before physics teacher Jerry Taylor taught, he trained as a
Benedictine monk, and before that, he was a competitive
boxer. But when Jerry found his way into the classroom — at
Logos School and Beaumont and then at Burroughs — that
is where he stayed. And although few of Jerry’s students
know anything of his other talents, virtually all of them,
including those who struggled in his subject, attest to his
teaching abilities. Jerry is invested in helping his students
understand physics, which is why former Head of School
Keith Shahan named him the first holder of the Alice Snod-
grass Chair for Excellence in Teaching.
The mainstay throughout Jerry’s 30-year career at
Burroughs has been physics, but he also taught other
courses in the Science Department, most recently seventh
grade meteorology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics
with a minor in mathematics from St. Louis University
and completed a program at the Harvard-Smithsonian
Institute for Astrophysics that qualified him to conduct
workshops and serve as a resource person in the teaching of
astronomy. Jerry is a former JBS boys’ and girls’ basketball
coach, baseball coach and member of the Faculty Executive
Committee. He and his wife, Jane, are the parents of two
sons, one of whom is Charlie ’10.
madelyn Gray (enGliSh)
Madelyn Gray has kept moving to keep things interesting.
She worked with emotionally disturbed children in Harlem;
she taught Mexican-American children in Texas; she
directed a learning center for rural children in upstate New
York; she counseled 16-year-olds at a maximum-security
institution; she taught and served as an administrator
at a boys’ boarding school in Pittsburgh. In 1990, she
came to Burroughs — where she stayed. In addition to
teaching, Madelyn held several key administrative positions,
including principal of grades 11 and 12 (1991 to 1997),
college counselor (1991 to 2012) and director of college
counseling (December 1996 to 2006). Madelyn holds a
bachelor’s degree from City University of New York and a
master’s degree from the University of Texas. She and her
husband, Rockwell, are the parents of three children, one of
whom is Elizabeth ’95.
marTin andre (PlanT oPeraTionS)
center of student life, accepting the added work that being
at the hub entailed, and he graciously welcomed any visitor
who crossed the building’s threshold. For 28 years, Martin
arrived at 2:30 pm, kept the area in tip-top shape, locked the
doors behind him at night and returned many weekends to
reopen them. (In fact, worth noting is the unofficial record
he holds for most proms attended in the building.) As those
same doors closed for a final time in June, so did Martin’s
long career at Burroughs.
Becky ShiffleTT (BuSineSS office)
part-time assistant in the PE/Athletics Department, where
she worked with four athletic directors. She also opened the
bookstore every morning before school started. Several years
ago, Becky moved to the Business Office to help coordinate
the bookstore’s newly automated operations and volunteer
support. There, as in any other role, Becky contributed to
making this school a community. She and her husband,
John, are the parents of Erica ’93, and Joe ’96.
movinG on
In addition to the four retirees, five teachers and a coach left
Burroughs at the end of the 2012–13 school year.
• English teacher and coach Barry Albrecht ’96 will devote
time to writing and business ventures.
• English teacher Joe Kennedy will teach at National
Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.
• Physics teacher Val Michael retired.
• Math teacher and sponsor of the Asian Culture Club
Tuan Nguyen will attend graduate school at Vanderbilt.
• Choral director and chair of the Music Department
Denise Stookesberry (Music) will teach private music
will move to Pittsburgh.
From left are Jerry Taylor (Science), Madelyn Gray (English), Becky Shifflett (Business Office) and Martin André (Plant Operations).
Tim Baker and Laura Crowley
Four Assume New Roles
the 2013-14 school year.
Tim Baker takes over as chair of the
Music Department, and Laura Crowley takes over as chair of the
Math Department.
Industrial Technology Department,
where he will teach and serve as
production manager.
Seven Honored for 25 Years of Service Congratulations to the faculty and
staff members who marked 25 years of
service to Burroughs in 2013. They are:
Philip Barnes: Latin and Greek teacher;
former holder of the Johnston
Endowed Chair in Classics; former
chair of the Classics Department
Judy Grand: Assistant in College
Counseling; faculty sponsor of
service organizer; May Project
tutor; co-site director of Aim High;
member of the Diversity team;
Announcer for football and other
athletic contests; faculty sponsor of
the Sports for Charity and Care Club;
former coach
Reporter and Parent Newsletter;
sponsor of the Kiva Club; founder
and former coach of the water polo
coach; assistant golf coach
Susie Wilson: Receptionist and
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univerSiTy of PennSylvania Solo Ceesay Charlie Van Doren
Pomona colleGe Robert Beckles Jordan Shaheen
PrinceTon univerSiTy Xavier Bledsoe Kelly Hatfield Sally Lemkemeier Vicky Liu
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Ali Boettcher will take a gap year.
Selected by the Class of 2013 as the Senior Assembly speaker, Chris Front opened his speech by taking a picture of his first graduating class since becoming the principal of grades 11 and 12. He went on to talk about life and fairy tales. He said, “Even when things go hopelessly off course, happy endings are possible. And if my life is in any way instructive, going off course may actually be the best path to a happy ending.”
In his speech at Senior Assembly, Jay Prapaisilp, senior class president, encouraged his classmates to remain connected. “As the cliché goes, new doors will open, and we’ll all find our own way in life. But I ask that you all keep the door called Burroughs opened just a crack. I know I will.”
Will Shao ’13 (above) and Kelly Hatfield ’13 (below) spoke at graduation. Will talked about coming to America when he was nine years old. “Although the process of coming to America presented me with difficulty, it was those difficult times that taught me to continue swimming even when the current fiercely rushes against you. You never know if life’s greatest setbacks will ultimately become your most triumphant successes.”
Kelly encouraged her classmates to avoid approaching life like a constant function. “By definition, these horizontal lines experience no changes in slope or y values. This fact makes them simple to analyze but fundamentally uninteresting when exploring more advanced or abstract ideas. With just a small leap from this realm of mathematics to the broader scope of life, the same rule applies. Without any form of change, whether in the positive or negative direction, life is boring. Stagnant. Safe.”
On cover: Amanda Robiolio ’13
Members of the Class of 2013 will go to 58 colleges. One student will take a gap year.
our students
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Ticks and Wolf Cries A May Project as a senior counselor at Bio Drey Land sheds light on the Burroughs experience as a whole.
Having completed the full circle of Drey Land experiences
during her six years at Burroughs, Abby Balfour ’13 returned
to the wilderness camp in May as a senior counselor for
ninth grade Bio Drey Land. In her May Project journal of
the experience, Abby reflected on the perspective gained
from watching another class of Burroughs students as
they listened to the same words she had heard three years
earlier. “We see younger kids every day complete the same
milestones that we surmounted. ... We are not often,
however, given the front-row opportunity to observe these
milestones in their entirety.”
“Bio Drey Land does not service the eternal pessimist very
well,” wrote Abby. “An enormous workload dedicated to the
counting of crayfish and the measuring of dissolved oxygen
within the creek is not exactly one’s ideal way to spend a few
days in beautiful southern Missouri. Creatures crawl over
your face in the night; ticks become your best buddies in the
forest; and the creek becomes your second home no matter
the temperature. If you can find the good in these situations,
then you have mastered Bio Drey Land. In essence, you’ve
mastered Burroughs. ...
“Bio Drey Land is so much more than just a four-day biology
camp in southern Missouri. ... In my opinion, Bio Drey
Land captures the essence of John Burroughs School. You
are given an immense workload with high expectations
of faculty members. Sleep falls victim to long nights of
crunching numbers and writing essays. If these are the only
observations made by you, however, then our school has
clearly failed you.
Burroughs experience are truly striking to me, which is why
I chose to be a counselor this year. Along with the workload
are wonderful people who surround you every step of the
way. It is so incredibly easy to have fun that if you are having
a poor time, you are clearly doing something wrong. A lack
of makeup and an abundance of attire acquired at Goodwill
are the norm, because at Drey Land, much like at our safe
haven at 755 South Price Road, looks only provide a minute
ingredient to the overall package of a person’s contribution to
the community.
“You learn quickly at Bio Drey Land that if you attempt to
work alone, you will inevitably fail. You learn to develop
relationships with others founded on support and help. In
the moment, the relationship might be as easy as relaying
the basal areas of dogwoods to a companion in need. In
the paralleled analogy for the Burroughs experience, the
relationship might be as difficult as comforting a friend who
has learned of the death of a loved one. ...
“From an outsider’s perspective, I am worlds apart from
ninth graders Mya Harris and William Rapp, who were
members of the group I counseled. They have three years of
high school ahead of them. They have yet to experience their
first heartbreak, their first high school party, their first major
mistake that only they will be responsible for. I stand on the
opposite end of this spectrum, having hurdled all three of
those obstacles and then some. ...
“In the creek catching crayfish, however, William’s jokes
keep the mood alive. In the forest, Mya’s stories of freshman-
year experiences build an environment of commonality.
Around the campfire, my 16 freshmen make me laugh so
hard that I begin to cry. To me, the words ‘freshman’ and
‘senior’ bear such little significance at our school. No matter
our age, we have something in common: John Burroughs
School. ... The fact that a senior can become such a good
friend with kids three years younger than she, three years
that encompass a world of growing up and becoming an
adult, speaks volumes to the type of community that this
school fosters.
“In my final moments of reflection, I will say this: success at
Burroughs is entirely dependent on what type of person you
are. If you get in your dad’s car at the pickup for Bio Drey
Land and all you can tell him is the number of ticks that
you pulled off your body or the temperature of the freezing
creek, then Burroughs has failed you, and you have failed
Burroughs. If you get in your dad’s car, however, and relay to
him the hilarious story of Jack Grady ’13 attempting THREE
nights in a row to scare freshmen with a wolf cry only to
have zero reaction all THREE nights, or if you relay to him
the tale of William Rapp’s ability to laugh even after having
fallen face first in the creek, then you have found success.
“Burroughs provides a community that makes it so easy to
have fun. I only hope that younger generations will forever
ignore the ticks and thunderstorms that life throws at us and
instead choose to focus on the hilarious wolf cries of Jack
Grady that surround us.”
New Trips for Language Students In June, the Modern Languages
Department coordinated trips as a
complement to the study of French
and Spanish. The department plans
to offer the Spain trip annually, the
France trip biennially.
students who had completed Spanish
III and IV and teachers Maria Cohen
and Carlos Carvajal. The nine-day trip
focused on the history and culture of
Spain. Destinations included Madrid,
Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba and
The Alcázar of Segovia was among the sites that Burroughs students of Spanish visited during their nine-day tour of Spain.
The three-week trip to France (which
included brief visits to Belgium and
Switzerland) focused on cultural
immersion including a two-week
host siblings from Burroughs’ sister
school, Lycée Arbez-Carme, in
Swiss border. (Burroughs students
of French in grades 9 through 12
and their teachers, Allégra Clément-
Bayard and Allison Prabhakar, and
principal Scott Deken participated
Geneva, Brussels, Chamonix, Lyon,
Versailles, Giverny and Paris.
During their three-week trip to France, with side trips to Belgium and Switzerland, Burroughs students visited the Demeure du Chaos, a museum of contemporary art near Lyon that the AP students had studied.
May Projects:
Senior Abby Balfour (on right) and freshman Mya Harris bonded during their common Burroughs experiences at Bio Drey Land.
“Burroughs provides a community that
makes it so easy to have fun. I only hope
that younger generations will forever ignore
the ticks and thunderstorms that life throws
at us and instead choose to focus on the
hilarious wolf cries of Jack Grady that
surround us.”
Since 1968, Burroughs has scattered seniors during the month of May to put their skills and talents into practice as they serve the larger community. This year, student-
designed May Projects took them to St. Louis agencies where they served as tutors, researchers, trail blazers, event planners, lab assistants and more.
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10th Expedition to the Grand Canyon In early June, the Science Department
sponsored its 10th geologic expedition
of the Grand Canyon for rising ninth
graders. Though not a required part
of the curriculum, the trip serves as a
complement to what students learn in
eighth grade earth science classes.
In addition to analyzing the rock
layers and formations, the student
participants and their faculty
Kevin Kinney (Physical Education/
National Park, Pink Coral Sand Dune
State Park and other sites.
Hazel Jensen (Science, retired) took
the first group of 13 students to
the Canyon in 2004. This year, 29
students participated.
In floating down the Colorado River, earth science students gained an appreciation for water’s power, over time, to carve the chasm.
Dear 1925 Classmates A self-described information hoarder archives 60 years of correspondence with members of a St. Louis high school’s class of 1925.
David Hua ’13 appreciates the value of preserving
potentially useful information. His May Project involved
the organization of the Missouri Historical Society’s Max
Hurtgen Collection — “seven considerably voluminous and
dust-covered boxes, each packed with manila folders.” Like
David, Max Hurtgen — an alumnus of Cleveland
(St. Louis) High School’s Class of 1925 — was an
information hoarder. For 60 years, Max kept track of
most of the 287 members of his class, compiling files of
correspondence, news clippings, photos and questionnaires.
David’s prime directive during his May Project was to skim
the collection’s documents, remove letters from envelopes,
unfold folded items, transfer documents to acid-free archival
folders and boxes, and index the collection’s contents. In the
process, he read about classmates who had been widowed
during World War II; who had run hospitals in Iran; who
had reunited with a long-lost sibling through Max’s efforts;
who had earned acclaim as the “flying grandmother”; who
had run for the Missouri House of Representatives; and who
had survived the Bataan Death March.
“Mysteries galore!” wrote David in his May Project journal.
“Gaining such insights into the lives of so many people
felt a bit intrusive. But ultimately I believe that my role was
important.” In the course of his work, David saw 287 lives
unfold before his eyes.
to fast-forward through
abruptly reminded me that
their stories had already
ended. Children were born,
own children. Over the
old age had set in, and
suddenly people realized
passed. For some, life was
rather uneventful, and they
spent most of their years playing bridge and writing cards.
For others, politics was the next logical step after retirement.
Though the flow of time moved on, most of these classmates
stayed connected, and their friendships only grew stronger
over the years.
end, perhaps the most extraordinary figure of all was Max
himself. He single-handedly preserved his classmates’ lives
in this archive for posterity, and that is an achievement to
take pride in. His own folder ends with his obituary (1991),
placed there by his friends.”
David Hua ’13
Giving Students a Lift for Life Two seniors taught math and in the process learned a thing or two themselves.
upset me a lot,” wrote
Foye. “He is throwing it all
away without even giving
Aim High program at
students are capable of
learning. As at any school, Jimmy saw that personalities and
abilities varied. He was less familiar with the difficulties
many of these students faced in their personal lives. After
one student died from a seizure, other students opened
up about their own lives — “murder stories, drug stories,
runaway brother stories, molestation, rape and beatings,”
wrote Jimmy. “It showed me how strong these kids are. ...
Despite the terrible tragedies that have happened to them,
and no matter how rough their lives are, they still show up to
school, smile and laugh with their friends.
“I learned how helpful schools like Lift for Life can be for
inner city kids, and I strongly encourage others to volunteer.
I honestly feel that I benefitted more from the experience
than the children I tutored.”
Foye Oluokun’13
Jimmy Carney ’13
Math students at Lift for Life Academy near the Soulard
area of St. Louis were up against a deadline in May. To pass
the class, they needed to demonstrate their proficiency in
required concepts. Foye Oluokun ’13 and Jimmy Carney ’13
were there to help the students master the material.
The problem was that assignments had piled up, and the
students had a great deal to accomplish in the final weeks
of the school year. “Each day I helped kids with probability
or simple geometry,” wrote Foye in his May Project journal.
“When they finally understood a concept well enough to pass
the test that was holding them back from passing the class, I
felt very proud of myself for helping out.”
“There were students who appreciated the help, but some
had no interest in class. My favorite students were the ones
who didn’t believe they could do it. Then, with a little bit of
help, the light bulb went
on, and they understood
the material,” wrote Foye.
“Other students saw no
kid who was very smart and
quick on his feet did not
take initiative to do school
work. He said it would
not help in his chosen
profession — a life on the
streets. This comment
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Going, Going, Gone The final days of the assembly hall that has stood at the heart of community life for 55 years were characterized by business as usual sweetened with a dose of nostalgia.
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1. The Senior Orchestra, Jazz I and Jazz II ensembles performed at a concert on April 29. From left
are Madison Ungacta ’15 and Vicky Liu ’13.
2. Seniors Robert Beckles (vocal), Christian Bledsoe (drums), Xavier Bledsoe (sax), Ginna Doyle
(vocal) and Brad Riew (piano) serenaded assembly — and especially their classmates — on their last
day, April 29. Here, Xavier improvises on sax with his brother, Christian, accompanying him on
3. A crowd of students, parents, alums, parents of alums, and current and former faculty gathered
in the Commons on May 11 for a brief reception before the JBS Players’ final production in Haertter
Hall. The evening featured a slide show spanning 55 years and a memory wall. From left are John
Krupela ’11, Alex Prakken ’11 and Keaton Armentrout ’11.
4. The JBS Players presented The Madwoman of Chaillot on May 10 and 11.
5. The Chorale, JBS Voices and Men’s a cappella performed on April 30. From left are Maddie
Ruwitch ’15, Sandy Chesterton ’15 and Veda Kamra ’15.
6. Shelley Haertter Johnson ’49, here with Head of School Andy Abbott, attended the Haertter Hall
Farewell on May 11. She is the daughter of Leonard Haertter, headmaster from 1935 to 1964, for
whom the assembly hall is named. The new venue will retain the Haertter name.
7. Entrepreneur, author of Courage to Find the Fire Within and personal development coach Peter
Hobler ’75 spoke to students about finding their passions on May 3. Peter told the story of his
brother, the late Chris Hobler ’83, who pursued music against the advice of those closest to him.
8. On May 13, twelve members of the faculty and staff choir said “farewell” with a medley of goodbye
songs. From left are Jason Taff (Math), Brian Connor (Theatre), Jeff Dee (English; Academic
Support; Athletics) and Jim Kemp (Development).
9. Nine faculty alumni shared memories of Haertter Hall at the last morning assembly in the
original Haertter Hall (May 17). Amy Greenwood Dunaway ’92 (Development) shared memories
that included classmate Michael Gafford’s speech for class president (during which he slid across
the stage greased with Crisco cooking oil), Dr. Shahan reading the almanac, Potpourri skits and
Halloween assemblies. Her classmate Mylin Johnson (Academic Support; PE/Athletics) talked about
being selected for the 1989 holiday tableau and the welcome he received on his return to Burroughs
after a serious injury a few years ago.
10. Andrew Newman ’87 (Fine Arts) briefly revived The Haertter’s Men’s Club by recruiting (from
left) juniors Cole Warner, Donald Soffer, Stuart Fort, Peter Munger, Nathan Dee and Zach Lamb to
perform “Bacon” during the last assembly on May 17.
11. Shortly after the curtain dropped on the May 18 performance of the seventh and eighth graders’
production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged, the doors of the original Haertter
Hall closed forever. At left, Hamlet, played by eighth grader Juliet Alpert, plunges a sword into the
chest of Claudius, played by eighth grader Aidan Reid.
12. After the demolition of the original Haertter Hall, the facade of the new Haertter Hall
Performing Arts Center, which had been hidden behind it, was visible (photo taken July 24).
13. The new Haertter Hall will open by mid-September (photo taken July 24).
In August 2012, JBS teams took to the practice fields
underneath an enormous crane and surrounded by giant
earth-moving equipment as the foundation for the new
Athletic Center was being poured. By May 2013, the
crane had been taken down and the Athletic Center had
been officially deemed “open for business.” During this
time, the Bombers competed across three sports seasons
and experienced incredible success on the fields, courts,
courses and more. The spring sports season proved to be a
continuation of the outstanding fall and winter seasons by
the Bombers.
The boys’ lacrosse team, which was only in its second season
as a varsity-level sport and third year of existence, captured
the Missouri Division II State Championship. Winning
the title was the crowning achievement of an incredible
season that saw the boys compile a record of 18-1. With the
only blemish on the record coming against a powerhouse
team from Pennsylvania over spring break, the boys went
undefeated through their entire schedule throughout the
state of Missouri.
and narrowly missed capturing a State Championship
in Jefferson City, as the team ended with 55.5 points to
Grandview’s 58.2. Doing his part to help the team was
senior Ezekiel Elliott (at right), who took home the first-place
medal in each of his four events: the 110-meter hurdles, the
100-meter dash, the 300-meter hurdles and the 200-meter
dash. For his efforts all season long, Ezekiel was named
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Male Track Athlete of the Year.
Also contributing to the team’s success were high jumper
and long jumper Xavier Bledsoe ’13, pole vaulter Andrew
Bartnett ’13, shot putter and discus thrower Jaelin
McGull ’13 and distance runner Kirk Smith ’13 (at left).
These seniors all helped lead the way to one of the most
successful track seasons in Burroughs’ history.
Also taking home a second-place finish in the State
tournament was the boys’ tennis team. Led by the doubles
Boys’ Lacrosse Takes First in State A great year in athletics concludes with a State title and second-place finishes in boys’ track and boys’ tennis.
Running on Empty National Merit finalist Kirk Smith ’13, a
four-year standout on the cross country
and track teams, can run on fumes.
He’s interested in building cars that will
do the same.
Burroughs’ 2013 Scholar-Athlete, a
Post-Dispatch. Most highly decorated in
cross country, Kirk claimed 10th in State
individually in the fall of 2012, fifth
in the fall of 2011. In track (running
the 4x800 meter, 1600 meter and
3,200 meter), Kirk contributed to the
team’s undefeated season in 2013 and
second-place finish in State. He earned
Post-Dispatch All-Metro third-team cross
numerous all-district and all-conference
On the day that Kirk was to receive
the Scholar-Athlete award at the
Cardinals’ game at Busch Stadium,
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KSDK
Channel 5 featured another of
Kirk’s accomplishments. The long-
distance runner, who plans to major
in mechanical engineering at the
University of Tulsa, has been up to
his elbows in grease, replacing a 1986
Honda’s combustible engine with an
electric motor.
video about a low-budget electric car
conversion, Kirk enlisted the help of
his mechanically inclined buddy and
neighbor, Andrew Bartnett ’13. The
two friends started the project during
the summer after their junior year
and continued working on it during
Kirk’s project technology class at
Burroughs. They found the car
with extra parts on Craig’s list and
salvaged the motor from a
friend’s 40-year-old electric
and then almost immediately
currently working on the car
again and once we get it back
together this time, after evaluating
its performance, we’ll decide to go
further or leave it as is.”
duo of Michael Peters ’15 and Matthew Wong ’13, who
finished second in State in the doubles competition, as well
as Charlie Van Doren ’13 and Nick Guo ’13, who finished
fourth in doubles, the boys’ tennis team put together one of
its most impressive seasons in recent history. When all was
said and done, Michael Peters was named the Metro League
All-Conference Tennis Player of the Year for his outstanding
efforts on the courts.
On the girls’ side, the soccer team continued its post-
season success by capturing its third consecutive District
Championship. Meanwhile, the girls’ lacrosse team
continued to prove itself as one of the top teams in the state
by advancing far into the State tournament before bowing
out in the State semifinals.
Across the board, the Bomber teams had an outstanding
spring season. And with all of this team success came some
individual recognition for those who led the way. All-Metro
selections included Ruth Barry ’13 (lacrosse), Andrew
Bartnett ’13 (pole vault), Abby Frerotte ’13 (lacrosse), Leeanne
Hurster ’13 (lacrosse), Steph Kelly ’14 (lacrosse), Michael
Peters ’15 (tennis), Kevin Steinhouse ’14 (water polo), Chris
Wetzel ’14 (lacrosse) and Matthew Wong ’13 (tennis).
The boys’ lacrosse team claimed the State title in Division II — only two years after lacrosse was designated as a varsity sport at Burroughs.
Senior Ezekiel Elliott took home the gold medal in each of his four events at the State track meet.
Seniors Kirk Smith (on right) and Andrew Bartnett converted a car with a combustible engine to an electric motor.
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our alumni
Alumni Honored The Alumni Association named David Clark ’62 as the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus and Ben Rassieur ’72 as the Distinguished Service recipient.
Every year the Alumni Association Board honors two alumni
for their service — one for contributions to mankind, the
other for service to Burroughs. The 2013 honorees were
David Clark ’62 and Ben Rassieur ’72.
diSTinGuiShed Service reciPienT
introduced Distinguished Service recipient Ben Rassieur
’72 as “the father of all current campus improvements.” As
a member of the Board of Trustees (2006 to 2012), Ben was
instrumental in making the new athletic and performing
arts centers a reality.
leaders are building on the work of previous generations.
“One generation after another built, expanded and
improved the campus. They selected new leaders to keep
the philosophy of the school alive. They gave generously of
money and expertise to provide financial stability for the
school and scholarships for students who otherwise would
not be able to afford a Burroughs education. ... Shortly, you
will become alumni, inheriting the responsibilities set for
you by the generations preceding you. There will come a
time to start planning the next great thing for our school. I
encourage you — no, I challenge you — to be a part of it.”
ouTSTandinG alumnuS
senior research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, wrote the first software
that linked personal computers to the Internet and led in
the conceptualization of the Internet’s use beyond a few
hundred users in academia and government.
In his comments to students, David flashed back to 1974,
when a paper describing what come to be known as the
Internet was published. Shortly after that paper appeared,
David and a dozen other computer scientists joined the
effort to build something that many doubted could be built.
They faced the same problems that computer scientists face
today: computers do what you tell them to do, not what you
mean for them to do.
David explained, “So you set two computers going, each
following the rules, and somehow the conversation would go
off the rails and hang up. We would find a bug in the rules,
rewrite them, reprogram the computers and try again.” The
process took almost 10 years, according to David, but by
January 1, 1983, the groundwork had been laid. Once that
had been accomplished, David programmed the system (the
predecessor of Unix) to attach to the Internet, and he wrote
the code to connect the personal computer to the Internet.
Since those early years writing code, David’s efforts have
increasingly shifted to policy and governance of the Internet,
extending into the realms of economics, law, social activism
and political science.
David told students, “I have worked at MIT all my career.
One job — very simple resume. Working for a university has
been a great opportunity for me. ... I mention this because
I want to point out that there are lots of ways to have an
impact. Research is certainly one way. It can change the
world. And that is sort of fun.”
Fall Arts Events BonSack Gallery eXhiBiT
Featuring prints by Tom Huck
August 22 through September 18
All are invited to a reception from 5:30 to
7:30 pm, Friday, August 30.
BonSack Gallery eXhiBiT
Mary Lamboley
All are invited to a reception from 5:30 to
7:30 pm, Friday, September 20.
BonSack and kuehner
Alumni are invited to a reception in
conjunction with Alumni Weekend
October 24, in the dining room.
Linda Skrainka ’57 will exhibit in the Bonsack and Kuehner galleries as part of Alumni Reunion Weekend activities (above, “Reflections on Matisse: Winter,” oil on paper).
fall Play
The Tempest
Haertter Hall
GradeS 7–12 Band concerT
7:30 pm, November 13, Haertter Hall
BonSack Gallery eXhiBiT
Featuring drawings, paintings,
sculpture and installations
by Cameron Fuller
7:30 pm, Friday, November 15.
holiday ProGram
Haertter Hall
Distinguished Service recipient Ben Rassieur ’72 encouraged students to build upon the work of people who built, expanded and improved the school.”
After the May 16 alumni recognition assembly, students gathered to meet Outstanding Alumnus David Clark ’62, a pioneer in the conceptualization of the Internet.
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Alumni News and Notes The notes, marriages, births and condolences on these pages were received by July 19, 2013. If you don’t see your submission, please check the next issue of the Reporter.
1940s David Volk ’43 was featured in the June 21 Ladue News
for having made his fourth hole-in-one during his time
playing golf.
honorary members of the Class of ’46 — will celebrate
their 70th anniversary in August 2013.
The College of Arts and Sciences
at Washington University in St.
Louis recognized Jim Schiele ’47
as a Distinguished Alumnus.
Washington University and is
currently working toward a
Weidenbaum Center for the Economy, Government
and Public Policy and serves on the Libraries National
Council, the International Advisory Council of Asia, the
Athletic Department’s W Club Executive Committee,
the Alumni Board of Governors, class reunion
committees and the Endowed Scholarship Committee.
He also has been a committed alumnus of Burroughs,
which recognized him with a Distinguished Service
Award in 1999.
2013 Women of Achievement.
Project, which documents the
history for the African-American
from several Asian nations. Her recent book, That’s the
Way It Was: Stories of Struggle, Survival and Self-Respect
in 20th Century Black St. Louis, chronicles the
experiences of 12 African Americans.
Wally Rist ’59 writes, “The 16th annual Zarks, Music,
Golf, Food and Camaraderie outing was held Mothers
Day weekend in 2013 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The
tradition was started by the men of the Class of ’59 in
1998. Chuck Mill and John Mabry, both of the Class of
’60, joined us again this year, as well as Charles Gail, a
computer wizard and friend of many. Henry Dubinsky
was again the golf champion. A good time was had
by all. We hope others will join us in 2014.” From left
(clockwise around the table) are Barry Oxenhandler,
Charles Gail, Chuck Mill, Rob Jones, Brig Buettner,
Jon Mars, Wally Rist, Joe Ruwitch, John Mabry, Henry
Dubinsky and Lew Portnoy.
was born in January.
David works with the city’s tax office. Alice reports,
“Retirement has given me time to plan trips to see family
members and begin our next building project, a long-
awaited lake home in Arkansas.”
Ross Perry ’69 writes, “After a 40-year career in
commercial banking, I retired from SunTrust Bank
in March 2013. In May, I was elected to a three-year
term as president general of The Society of Cincinnati.
The society was founded in 1783 by officers of the
Continental Army and their French counterparts
to preserve the values and remember the sacrifices
of the American Revolution, and their descendants
continue that mission today from our headquarters in
Washington, D.C.”
Adams Louis ’72 by naming her the 2013 Keith Shahan
Award recipient.
Jim Stein ’73 left his post at U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) headquarters
mission director for USAID in Afghanistan, a one-year
assignment. Dan ’77 and Kelly Rubenstein recently
welcomed Jim home from Afghanistan by hosting a
gathering of JBS alumni friends. From left in front
are Coca Stein, Kelly Rubenstein, Boo Morse ’73, Lynn
Yerges Buhl ’73, Nancy Kopman Rubenstein ’81; in back
are Jim Stein ’73, Dan Rubenstein ’77, Ned Rubenstein
’73 and Rocky Kistner ’73. Jim’s next assignment will
take him to Macedonia.
Sid Symington ’74 writes, “I’m happily serving as rector
of St. Peters’ by the Sea Episcopal Church in Morro Bay,
California. I’m hoping to have visitors. All three of my
offspring threatened to move to California for various
reasons, so I beat them to it.”
Karl Nussbaum ’77, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker/
artist, recently married artist/professor Jenny Lynn
McNutt. Karl earned his master’s degree in fine arts
at the Transart Institute in Berlin. He works as a film
professor at Montclair University in New Jersey. Karl
presented his latest video performance piece, Hilbert
Space, at various European art galleries and film
festivals and recently had a mini-retrospective at the
Ex-Ground Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Karl has
been awarded artist residencies at the MacDowell
Colony in New Hampshire and at the Virginia Center
for Creative Arts in addition to residencies in Malta,
Costa Rica, France, Spain and most recently (summer
2013) in Amsterdam.
educator at Hackettstown (New Jersey) Regional
Medical Center. Her son, Chris, works in Bosnia;
Morgan, her middle daughter, is finishing her second
year at the University of Virginia; and her third
daughter, Kate, will attend Wake Forest University in
the fall.
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22nd annual Golf TournamenT: Alumni, parents, faculty members and friends hit the links at Bogey Club on May 17 for the annual golf tournament sponsored by the Alumni Association. From left are 1) Russell Brightman ’86, Dave Mill ’87 and Clint Williams; 2) Henry Dubinsky ’59, Bob Dubinsky ’86 and Corey Jones ’86; and 3) former JBS field hockey coach Beth Kinsella and Peggy Engler.
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enTrePreneurShiP GaTherinG in ST. louiS : About 70 St. Louis alumni gathered at Lab 1500 on June 12. From left are 1) Phil Harris ’04 and A.J. Eads ’02; 2) Pam Seymour Bliss ’82 and Ben Rassieur ’72; and 3) Catherine Daake ’03, Zach Fay ’96, Todd Kaye ’95 and Charlie Felker ’02. The event included a panel discussion led by Jim Koman ’82 (real estate developer), Arlene Maminta Browne ’88 (wine bar c0- owner), Don Breckenridge ’91 (Web-based marketing solutions) and Catherine Daake ’03 (mobile food truck co-owner). Parent of alumni Jerry Schlichter, the president and director of Arch Grants, moderated the discussion.
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Square Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts,
was selected as the Massachusetts League of
Community Health Centers’ Outstanding Physician
of the Year. Chip joined the health center in 1995, was
appointed medical director in 2004 and was named
chief medical officer in February 2011.
1980s Christian Presley ’83 writes, “Doing well in Boston.
Oldest daughter is a freshman at Miami of Ohio.
Youngest is in second grade and loving gymnastics and
cheerleading. I’m keeping busy with career, kids, dogs,
yoga and friends.”
of Missouri-St. Louis in December 2012.
Kurt Deutsch ’84, Grammy
of Pippin, which claimed the Tony
for Best Revival of a Musical.
Credits of writer/director Johnny Serverin ’84 include
The Secret Lives of Dorks (writer) and the TV series Boys
are Stupid, Girls Are Mean (writer/director).
Carole Sams Hoemeke ’85 (above, on right) writes,
“Today I ran in a very rainy ALS 5K race in memory of
Jack Orchard ’85 and Chris Hobler ’83. Was so excited
to finally meet Chelsey Carter ’08 (on left), who worked
with Jack’s Foundation, Extra Hands, and has continued
to work during her studies at Emory and now with
Muscular Dystrophy Association. Love seeing how Jack
continues to inspire great work.”
Heather Daniel ’87, a police sergeant working in
Chicago’s 12th District on the near west side, recently
earned a law degree from The John Marshall Law
School. As a full-time police officer, Heather attended
law classes in the evening, earning her degree in
41/ 2 years. At the commencement exercises, Heather
delivered the valedictory address and was recognized
for several achievements, including being the recipient
of The Arba N. Waterman Scholarship for the highest
rank in studies for the second year and recognition for
graduating summa cum laude. Heather has passed the
Illinois Bar and is considering what’s next.
John Long ’89 has launched a new company, Equity
Residences, a vacation real estate private equity fund
manager. Check out the company website at www.
master’s degree in food studies from New York
University. Emily writes, “Food studies examines
the cultural, political and historical intersections
between people and food. Still living the country life
in Connecticut and being mom to my two children,
Quillan (age 8) and Rosie (age 6). Exploring ways
to work on food issues within the elementary and
secondary school contexts.”
Aarti Shah ’93 reports that among guests at her July
13 wedding were Maria Schlafly ’93, Erica Harrington
’93 and Kirsten Williams ’91. Aarti and her husband,
Michael Callaco, plan to reside in Silver Spring,
Leslie Stevens ’95 sang harmonies on the Jay Leno Show
(June 6) with the band, She & Him.
House of Cards, developed and written by Beau Willimon
’95, was nominated for a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award
in the category of Outstanding Drama Series.
The Burroughs community was well-represented
at Emily Horner Ledet’s ’97 September 2012
wedding. Among the guests were Dick Horner ’32
(her grandfather), William Frank ’38, Audrey Frank
Smith ’40, Dan Horner ’59, Wes Horner ’62, Nelson
Spencer ’62, John Spencer ’65, Heidi Frey Currier ’66,
Carter Smith ’66, Debby Horner Dieffenbach ’67, Jud
Dieffenbach ’97, Amanda Hirshberg Mullen ’97, Corey
Stranghoener Reuwee ’97, Margaret Pundmann Fortner
’97, Ginny Busch Kostman ’97, Kathy Morrison Flanders
’97, Ellen Nangle Borowiak ’97, Allison Dieffenbach
Neuner ’00 and Meredith Horner McCall ’01 (her sister).
Annessa Blackmun ’98 recently opened her new
podiatry office at 2608 N. 14th Street in Old North
St. Louis. Annessa earned her doctorate in podiatric
medicine at New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
2000s Jake Leonard ’00 recently took a job as senior producer
at Bleacher Report, a sports website based in San
Tom Pernikoff ’01, who sings with St. Louis rock band
Pernikoff Brothers, founded Tunespeak, an online
music marketing business, to provide bands with a way
to connect with loyal fans.ParenTS council PreSidenTS : Burroughs hosted a luncheon for former presidents of the Parents Council in the new athletic center in May. From left (row 1) are Barb Thach (president in 1990 –91), Sammy Ruwitch (1987 –88), Julie Mathes (2001 –02), Susan Murray (2011 –12), Susie Berger Philpott ’53 (1981 – 82), Carol Hatfield (1980 –81), Barbara Shifrin (1970 –71) and Estie Pruett (1982 –83) and (row 2) Liz Philpott (2012 –13), Audrey Feurbacher (2003 –04), Ann Knight Schaper ’60 (1984 –85), Cathy Carney (2008 –09), Kris Brill Asaro (2007 –08), Mary Beth Soffer (2006 –07), Dorothy Swicord (2010 –11), Case Baum (2009 –10) and Beth Adams Louis ’72 (2002 –03).
alumni news and notes
2010s Adam Kallaus ’10 completed his junior year at Indiana.
He had an investment banking internship in New York
during the summer of 2013.
Alex Prakken ’11 played Marius in The Muny’s
production of Les Miserables in July.
Marriages Karl Nussbaum ’77 and Jenny Lynn McNutt on July 28,
John Long ’89 and Michele Booth on March 1, 2012.
Greg Moody ’93 and Katie Beth Ryan on June 29, 2013.
J. Michael Callaco and Aarti Shah ’93 on July 13, 2013.
David Hamsher ’96 and Kate Karas on May 25, 2013.
Everett Ledet and Emily Horner ’97 on September 15,
Nathan Keller ’02 and Megan Stephens on June 9, 2012.
Robbie Fair and Aileen McGill ’02 on June 8, 2013.
David Schlichter ’04 and Jessa Garrow on July 6, 2013.
Isaac Houk and Alex Davis ’06 on June 29, 2013.
Emily Horner ’97 and Everett Ledet
Births and Adoptions Congratulations to:
John ’89 and Michele Booth Long on the birth of a
daughter, Andi Jean Long, on April 21, 2013.
Brian ’90 and April Schnuck on the birth of a son,
Wyatt Callan Schnuck, on May 3, 2013.
Swope ’93 and Maxie Clarke on the birth of a daughter,
Jane Maxwell Clarke, on November 26, 2012.
Matthew ’93 and Kelley Danis on the birth of a
daughter, Virginia Capps Danis, on January 22, 2013.
Alex and Mary Thach Chin ’94 on the birth of a son,
Henry Christopher Chin, on August 10, 2012.
Jeff Kuznitz ’94 and Karmen Holdinghausen, on the
birth of a son, Zachery David Kuznitz, on April 12, 2013.
Sean Donnelly and Liz Stein ’94 on the birth of a son,
George Richard Donnelly, on April 30, 2013.
Mike Whiteside and Leslie Stevens ’95 on the birth of a
daughter, Caroline Rose Stevens, on April 6, 2013.
Brett ’96 and Alicia Kreisman on the birth of a son,
Ryder Jefferson Kreisman, on June 2, 2013.
Tom ’96 and Danielle Sly on the birth of a daughter,
Eleanor Diana Sly, on May 1, 2013.
Chace and Gigi Greenwood MacMullan ’98 on the birth
of a daughter, Carlisle Eloise MacMullan, on December
27, 2012.
Thierry and Kelly Buck Brunel ’00 on the birth of a son,
Charlie Brunel, on April 1, 2013.
Jake ’00 and Rachel Leonard on the birth of a son, Eliot
Benjamin Leonard, on April 8, 2013.
Peter ’03 and Ann Lazaroff, on the birth of a son,
Thomas Harold Lazaroff, on May 17, 2013.
Eliot Benjamin (foreground) and Beckett Leonard, the children of Jake ’00 and Rachel Leonard.
Congratulations to (from left) Nathan Keller ’02, Adriel
Sanders ’02, Brittany Packnett ’02 and Peter Lazaroff ’03
on being named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of
30 Under 30.
R.J. Williams ’04 earned a master’s degree in city
planning from MIT in early June. He will remain
in Boston through the summer to develop a project-
based curriculum to allow construction workers and
managers to obtain a GED.
Kaiming Wu ’04 earned a medical degree at Florida
International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, and
will begin a residency in radiology at Massachusetts
General Hospital, the primary teaching hospital
of Harvard Medical School. Kaiming’s beaming
expression has come to symbolize the success of FIU’s
first graduating class of medical students. A photo
capturing the moment Kaiming found out he had
secured his first-choice residency has appeared on
billboards, in news stories and on Facebook.
Julia Bullock ’05 recently starred in the Julliard Opera’s
production of Cunning Little Vixen at the Lincoln Center.
Jaspur Min ’07 is a student at Washington University in
St. Louis School of Medicine.
Christina Williams ’07 will enter Stanford University
School of Medicine in the fall. Christina has been
a research coordinator with the March of Dimes
Prematurity Research Center.
Hody Nemes ’08 writes, “I graduated from Yale with a
major in environmental studies, and while I still don’t
know what’s next, I hope this coming year to work in
the movement to stop climate change.”
announcements, please contact
Dick Horner ’32, Dan Horner ’59, Wes Horner ’62,
Debby Dieffenbach ’67, Jud Dieffenbach ’97, Emily Horner Ledet ’97, Allison Dieffenbach Neuner ’00,
Meredith Horner McCall ’01, Andrew Heitner ’89 and
Ben Heitner ’96 on the death of their wife, mother,
grandmother and stepgrandmother, Evelyn Bissell
Horner, on April 18, 2013.
Jane Krause Paine ’44, Rob Paine ’69, Lynn Paine ’71,
Macon Paine Finley ’73, Lynn Finley ’04, Cory Finley ’07 and Thom Finley ’10 on the death of their husband,
father and grandfather, Robert Paine, on June 16, 2013.
Dorothy Werber Mill ’49 and Susan W. Mill ’81 on the
death of their husband and father, William B. Mill Jr.,
on May 28, 2013.
Sally Mill Driemeyer ’57, Chuck Mill ’60, David Mill ’87, Brad Spencer ’91, Molly Spencer Benton ’94, Blake Bellistri ’15 and Ryan Mill ’16 on the death of their
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy
Mill Biggs, on April 10, 2013.
Cathy Anne Bishop ’63, George Bishop ’66, Laurie Bishop Gardner ’67, Bill Bishop ’70, Nancy Bishop Malchow ’72, Beverly Bishop Sullivan ’77, Amy Glass
’86, Michael Anderson ’89, Will Bishop ’01 and
Courtney Bishop ’03 on the death of their mother and
grandmother, Catherine Lowrey Bishop, on May 7, 2013.
Kay Klippel ’66, Allen Klippel ’68, Karen Klippel Terry ’72, and Barbara Cloyd ’70 on the death of their mother
and stepmother, Mary Jane Cloyd, on May 15, 2013.
Craig Schnuck ’66, Scott Schnuck ’68, Terry Schnuck
’71, Mark Schnuck ’74, Todd Schnuck ’77, Nancy Schnuck Diemer ’83, Brian Schnuck ’90, Jeff Schnuck ’92, Matt Schnuck ’96, Carolyn Schnuck McCarthy ’99,
Jason Schnuck ’99, Thomas Schnuck ’02, Ted Schnuck
’03, Todd Schnuck Jr. ’07, Liesl Schnuck ’09, Margaret Schnuck ’11 and Peter Schnuck ’13 on the death of their
mother and grandmother, Doris Schnuck, on May 11,
2013. The school thanks the family for suggesting that
memorial donations be made to John Burroughs School.
John Lord ’70 on the death of his sister, Louise T. Lord,
on June 23, 2013.
Cyndy Keller Maasen ’70 and Amy Keller ’75 on the
death of their mother, Helene Berwald Keller, on April
26, 2013.
Anita Drosten O’Connell ’72, Kimberly Drosten Benson
’74, Robert O’Connell ’04, Henry O’Connell ’06, Martha O’Connell ’08 and Jenni Holekamp Burst ’36 on the
death of their mother, grandmother and sister, Edith
Holekamp Drosten, on April 22, 2013.
Leo Schmid ’72, Ed Schmid ’74, Steve Schmid ’78, Dave Schmid ’82 and Cliff Schmid ’49 on the death of their
father and brother, Arthur Eugene Stevens Schmid, on
June 20, 2013.
Condolences Rocky Kistner ’73, Elkin Kistner ’75, Bill Kistner ’08,
Charlie Kistner ’08 and Maggie Kistner ’08 on the death
of their father and grandfather, William Francis Kistner,
on May 6, 2013.
mother, Betty Ann Goldwasser, on April 3, 2013.
Daniel Niemann ’77 on the death of his father, John O.
Niemann, on April 27, 2013, and his mother, Tina L.
Niemann, on June 14, 2013.
Amy Jones ’80 on the death of her mother, Frances
Hughes Jones, on May 18, 2013.
Samantha Krukowski ’84 on the death of her mother,
Marilyn Krukowski, on April 7, 2013.
Glen Walter ’87, Ted Walter ’88 and Andy Walter ’93
on the death of their father, Henry Glendon Walter, on
March 30, 2013.
Thomas Barta ’88 on the death of his mother, Carol
Nykiel Hoech, on June 20, 2013.
Melissa Mattison ’90 on the death of her father, Darrell
Dean Plocher Sr., on April 14, 2013.
Brian Ebel ’97 on the death of his father, Leo Ebel, on
May 16, 2013.
Elizabeth Croci ’00 and Peter Croci ’01 on the death of
their father, Arthur G. Croci, on March 29, 2013.
Obituaries The Reporter includes death notices for alumni, former faculty/staff and trustees as soon as possible after notification has
been received. Survivors and friends of the deceased can help by sending information to Nancy Cusanelli, John Burroughs
School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 or to [email protected]
1930s Marjorie Capen Sheldon ’30 died on June 27, 2013.
After graduating from Burroughs, Mrs. Sheldon
attended the Bellevue School and the Université de
Poitier in Tours, France, where she received a certificate
to teach French. She married H. Torrey Foster in 1933,
and he died in 1973. In 1976, she married Frank
Sheldon, who died in 1982.
Mrs. Sheldon was active in volunteer organizations
in St. Louis and held board and leadership positions
in a variety of nonprofits. She was the corresponding
secretary for The Junior League, a member of the board
of directors for Edgewood Children’s Center and The
Service Bureau, and an active volunteer at Children’s
Hospital and the Women’s Exchange. She was a life-
long member of the Church of St. Michael and St.
George. She traveled widely and was a gracious hostess.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Sheldon’s family
including two sons, two daughters, 14 grandchildren
and 28 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a
stepson, five stepgrandchildren and seven step-great-
1940s William R. Boyle ’41 died on May 30, 2013.
Mr. Boyle graduated from Washington University in St.
Louis and the University of Rochester. After retiring
as an executive with Bank of America in San Mateo,
California, he moved back to St. Louis in 2004.
The school offers condolences to Mr. Boyle’s family.
Ira Sandperl ’41 died on April 13, 2013.
Mr. Sandperl — a pacifist, teacher and book lover —
mentored folksinger Joan Baez. He was a political ally
of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was the first
employee of the renowned Kepler’s Bookstore.
After graduating from Burroughs, Mr. Sandperl
enrolled at Stanford. He did not graduate, embarking
instead on a journey that eventually brought him to the
teachings of Gandhi.
Mr. Sandperl met Ms. Baez at a Religious Society of
Friends meeting in 1959. The two developed a strong
friendship and shared many political causes. Mr.
Sandperl became a national figure during the antiwar
movement of the 1960s, speaking and organizing
nonviolent opposition to the war. In 1965, he helped Ms.
Baez found the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in
Carmel, California, and became its first president. The
organization had a strong influence on the civil rights
and antiwar movements in the mid-1970s.
Thomas M. Lasker Sr. ’42 died on July 13, 2012.
Mr. Lasker, a mechanical engineer, earned degrees from
the University of Missouri and Washington University
in St. Louis. He served in the U.S. Navy during World
War II and was awarded a Bronz Star. Mr. Lasker
worked at Universal Match and McDonnell Douglas.
An avid athlete, Mr. Lasker participated in the Senior
Olympics. He was a hunter, fisherman, craftsman
and vegetable gardener. He was also a member of the
USS St. Lo (formerly Midway) Association, which is
dedicated to remembering the sacrifices of the men
aboard the USS St. Lo during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
The school offers condolences to Mr. Lasker’s family
including his wife, Carol Lasker; two daughters; two
sons; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
alumni news and notes
Kennett F. P. Love ’42 died on May 13, 2013.
Mr. Love attended Princeton University and was a pilot
in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He married
Felicite Pratt in 1946 and continued his studies at
Columbia University. His newspaper career began at
The Hudson-Dispatch in Union City, New Jersey, in 1950.
As a foreign correspondent for The New York Times,
Mr. Love covered tumultuous events in the Middle East
in the early days of the Cold War. He covered the Suez
Canal Crisis in 1956 and wrote a book about it, Suez:
The Twice-Fought War, published in 1969.
Mr. Love left The Times in 1969 to cover culture and
foreign affairs for the magazine, USA1, which published
only five issues. He later taught journalism at the
American University in Cairo and worked for the Peace
partner, Blair Seagram; two daughters; two sons; five
grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Love Lehmann
’44 and Nathalie Love ’50. His wife and two sisters,
Deborah Love Matthiessen ’44 and Cynthia Love Ross
’46, preceded him in death.
Dorothy Lively Weidle ’42 died on March 29, 2013.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Weidle’s family
including two sons; two daughters; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Lively ’40.
Her husband; a son; and two sisters, Virginia Lively Bacon ’36 and Ruth Lively Curran ’39, preceded her in
States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and
served in the Pacific theater. After the war, he attended
Washington University in St. Louis, where he was
affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He went
to work for the Bemis Bag Company, which transferred
him to Seattle. Later, he founded the American Package
Machine Corporation, an international packaging
with the Lake Washington Skippers for many years.
He enjoyed travel, politics, opera and especially his
workshop, where he could repair almost anything
without going to the hardware store.
The school offers condolences to Mr. Henry’s wife,
Noel; four children; three stepchildren; and seven
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three
siblings including Virginia Henry Pellegrino ’41.
Jean Baker Bewick ’48 died on October 18, 2011.
Mrs. Bewick was the daughter of the late Charles Baker,
chair of the JBS Humanities Department, and his wife,
the late Pauline Baker. She earned a bachelor’s degree in
English and history from West Virginia University. She
married Robert Dixon “Dick” Bewick Jr. in 1952.
The couple moved to Dover, Delaware, where Mrs.
Bewick was an active member of Christ Episcopal
Church, the Junior Board of Kent General Hospital,
Dover Century Club, Sprig and Twig Garden Club,
Potpourri Gardening Club, Delaware Federation
of Garden Clubs, Delmarva Orchid Society and
Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. She became Kent
County Master Gardener associated with Delaware
State University and the University of Delware. She also
taught private kindergarten and volunteered with both
the Dover and state libraries. She also enjoyed camping
with her family, cruising and travel abroad.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Bewick’s family
including her husband; a daughter; a son; and her
brother, Jack Baker ’45. Another brother, Richard Baker
’41, preceded her in death.
Carol Draughon Breckenridge ’48 died on July 1, 2013.
Mrs. Breckenridge earned a bachelor’s degree from
Washington University in St. Louis in 1953. Her first
husband, an Air Force pilot, was killed in action in the
Korean War in 1952.
Breckenridge; two daughters; a son; and seven
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister,
Joanne Draughon Wolff ’47.
Jane Hill Clarkson ’49 died on July 2, 2013.
Mrs. Clarkson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics
from Vassar College in 1953 and a master’s degree in
art from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a
talented artist who worked mostly in copper.
Mrs. Clarkson excelled in tennis and in track and field
while at Burroughs. In 1987, she won seven gold medals
in the Senior Olympics. She was an active member in
the “Sweet Adelines” barbershop group in St. Louis and
the Triad Region. She moved to Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, several years ago and resided at Arbor Acres
Retirement Community.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Clarkson’s family
including two daughters, one of whom is Jinni Clarkson Shafer ’75; a son; nine grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Hill Robinson ’44; a brother, Maury Hill Jr. ’54; and her
former husband. She was preceded in death by another
sister, Lela Hill Burgwin ’45.
1950s Abigail Eades Peck ’50 died on April 30, 2013.
Mrs. Peck earned a bachelor’s degree in botany at Duke
University, where she met her future husband, Ken
Peck. The couple were married in 1954 and resided in
Webster Groves most of their married life. Mrs. Peck
and her husband were active members of Old Orchard
Church for many years.
in Kimmswick, Missouri, and operated it as a bed
and breakfast until 2008, when they converted it to a
greenhouse and plant business on the site.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Peck’s
family including three daughters; two sons; eight
grandchildren; two stepsisters, Caroline Pitzman Early
’57 and Lucy Pitzman Eades ’58; and two stepbrothers,
Frederick Pitzman ’60 and Marsh Pitzman ’62. She was
preceded in death by a brother, Dee “Bill” Eades ’58. Her
brother, Joe Eades ’52, died on July 16, 2013.
Richard Claiborn Vance ’50 died on June 9, 2013.
Mr. Vance attended Burroughs and graduated from
Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations
from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Air Force
and was associated for 29 years with the Monsanto
Company in Latin America and St. Louis.
The school offers condolences to Mr. Vance’s family
including his wife of 55 years, Patricia Kuntz Vance.
Joseph William Eades II ’52 died on July 16, 2013.
Dr. Eades attended Amherst College and Washington
University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He served as
captain in the U.S. Army as a plastic and reconstructive
surgeon. He was a founder of the Cleft Palate Clinic,
adjunct professor at Washington University and chief
of plastic surgery for Jewish Hospital. Dr. Eades later
practiced at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.
Dr. Eades, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease 13 years ago, was an active volunteer with the
Alzheimer’s Association.
The school offers condolences to Dr. Eades’ family
including his wife, Ginny Eades; his former wife, Lucy Pitzman Eades ’58; three sons; daughter; stepdaughter;
five grandchildren; stepsister, Caroline Pitzman Early ’57; and two stepbrothers, Frederick Pitzman ’60 and
Marsh Pitzman ’62. He was preceded in death by a
sister, Abigail Eades Peck ’50 and a brother, Dee “Bill” Eades ’58.
Jane S. Aitken ’58 died on May 24, 2013.
Mrs. Aitken was a graduate of the School of the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
The school offers condolences to her family including
her sister, Nancy Aitken Vanier ’52. A brother and
another sister preceded Mrs. Aitken in death.
1960s John Matthew Wiese ’66 died on January 10, 2012.
Mr. Wiese was a correctional counselor for the state of
Iowa for more than 30 years.
The school offers condolences to his family including
his wife, Rita Wiese; son; daughter; and brother.
1970s Maria “Mimi” Minkoff ’78 died on July 19, 2013.
Ms. Minkoff held a bachelor’s degree in art history from
Smith College and a master’s degree in French from
Middlebury College. She took a job as a French teacher
at The Winsor School (grades 5 through 12) in Boston,
Massachusetts, in 1983. By her third year, Winsor
honored her with its Ellen Endicott Forbes Teaching
Award, recognizing her “excellence and promise in
teaching.” She also served at various times as head of
the lower school, acting head of the Modern Language
Department, admission interviewer and member of the
hiring, search and steering committees at key moments
for Winsor. In 2012, she was named the first holder of
the Rebecca Willard ’09 Chair in Languages.
The school offers condolences to Ms. Minkoff’s family
including her husband, Bruce Kelly; daughter, Sophia
Kelly; mother, Mrs. Wallace Minkoff; two brothers, Larry Minkoff ’66 and Ken Minkoff ’67; and sister, Jenny Minkoff Rau ’85.
memorial and tribute gifts
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Memorial and Tribute Gifts Sincere thanks to the members of the Burroughs community who have honored friends and loved ones through memorial and tribute gifts. The following gifts were received between March 30, 2013, and July 14, 2013.
in memory of Stephen ’37 & Sue Rickey Adams ’40 Jane Klinger Scaramella ’99
in honor of
in memory of Herbert J. Balaban Terry Balaban Capsay ’74
in memory of Roy Beal To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Bud and Susie Wilson
in honor of Nancy E. Berg ’72 Anonymous
in memory of Dorothy Mill Biggs Gilbert and Caroline Pitzman Early ’57 Sherry and Chuck Mill ’60
in memory of Dorothy Mill Biggs To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Bud and Susie Wilson
in memory of Catherine Bishop Chris and Nancy Leyhe Allen ’66 Alice Walz Galt ’70 Jack ’66 and Carol Wolfheim Goralnik ’70 Michelle and Scott Harris ’70 Marjorie Myles Ivey ’63 Tom ’66 and Barbara Bohren MacLeod ’66 Catherine Walz Rundle ’66 Ellen Walz Svenson ’63
in memory of Carlisle Vose Brigham ’01 Connie Lohr Gigi Greenwood MacMullan ’98 Kathleen Ryan Woolsey ’01
in memory of Beth Dunaway Canfield ’86 Kathleen Calkins Thoresen ’58
in memory of Mrs. Nedra A. Carp Terry Balaban Capsay ’74
in honor of Ernie & Carolyn Clarke Dick and Sally Spencer Capra ’60 Steve and Jane Mitchell Steve and Julie Plax Sammy and Joe Ruwitch ’59 Jack and Ann Knight Schaper ’60
in honor of Class of 2013 James M. Chleboun
in memory of George B. Close ’66 Barbie Barrow ’66 Tom ’66 and Barbara Bohren MacLeod ’66
in honor of Nancy Cusanelli Melanie and Bill Bascom ’58
in memory of Chris K. Demetrulias Dr. Teresita Padilla Cheuk Crystal and Nelson Spencer ’62
in memory of Edith H. Drosten Allen and Mary Beth Soffer
in honor of Amy Greenwood Dunaway ’92 Amy George Rush ’92
in memory of Fred B. Eiseman Jr. ’43 To the Charles K. “Doc” Sibley Chair in Science Patrick L. Osborne and Nancy Jane Birge-Osborne ’57
in memory of Fred B. Eiseman Jr. ’43 Doc ’60 and Ann Leschen Cornwell ’60 Guy and Kitty Greve Darst ’56 Tom ’62 and Molly Herbst McConnell ’62 Kathleen Calkins Thoresen ’58 Bill and Pat Vibert
in honor of Peggy Fiala Anonymous
in honor of Ms. Gretta Forrester Ms. Eddie Rosenheim ’43
in memory of Mrs. Gordon Frey To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Connie Lohr Carmen Beal Hoeber
in memory of Barbara and Harold Gaebe Jr. Lindsay Gaebe Keller ’76
in memory of Margene B. Gerfen Jim and Jan Stevens
in honor of Madelyn Gray Allen and Mary Beth Soffer
in honor of Eric Hanson James M. Chleboun
in honor of Julie Finnie Harris Phil and Beth Adams Louis ’72
in memory of Rodney Harris Jr. Julie and Lee Bearman ’76
in memory of Stephen Hinrichs Kathleen Calkins Thoresen ’58
in memory of Nadean H. Hirth Carolyn and Tom Yager
in memory of Douglass Horner ’65 Brad Johnson Meredith Horner McCall ’01
in memory of Evelyn B. Horner To the Doug Horner Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Armstrong ’57
in memory of Evelyn B. Horner Scott Harris ’70 Tom ’66 and Barbara Bohren MacLeod ’66 Sherry and Chuck Mill ’60
in memory of Evelyn B. Horner To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Bud and Susie Wilson
in honor of Rosalind P. Johnson Anonymous
in memory of Mrs. Maurice J. Keller (Hedie Keller) Jeffrey M. Dreyer ’71 Rosemary Watts-Dreyer and Joe Dreyer ’73
in honor of Joseph Kennedy Anonymous
in memory of Bo Koster ’83 Marcella Stevens and Greg Stevens ’83
in memory of John Krettek ’99 Robert G. Watel III ’99
in honor of Lucy Buchholz Leibowitz ’02 Anonymous
in honor of James M. Lemen To the Jim Lemen Scholarship Doug and Anne Albrecht Family Michael S. Elitt ’00 Cooky and Bob Flynn ’61 John J. Hamilton III ’74 Steve & Susan O’Hara
in memory of Jason K. Lohr ’91 Jason Goode ’93
in memory of Jason K. Lohr ’91 To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Carter S. McDonnell ’94
in honor of Danny Ludeman Anonymous
in honor of Pamela L. Marshall Anonymous
in memory of Mary Catherine Martin ’76 To the John Sykes Martin Scholarship John S. Martin Jr. ’75
in memory of Joyce Cooksey McCallum Allen and Mary Beth Soffer
in memory of Tom McConnell Michael Levy ’62
in honor of Jennifer McDonnell Chad and Constance Reis
in honor of Scott McNett ’79 Anonymous
in honor of Kris Bakken Milner ’82 Chad and Constance Reis
in honor of Andrew R. Newman ’87 Melanie and Bill Bascom ’58
in honor of Tuan Nguyen Anonymous
in memory of Dr. Robert Paine Jeffrey M. Dreyer ’71 James E. Lewis ’69 Steve and Julie Plax
in honor of Lynn H. Phelps Melanie and Bill Bascom ’58
in honor of Liz Philpott Anonymous
in honor of Benjamin F. Rassieur III ’72 Phil and Beth Adams Louis ’72
in honor of Janet Young Rodgers Chad and Constance Reis
in honor of Wayne Salomon Roger Goldman ’59 and Stephanie Riven and Family Tom Sly ’96
in memory of Dr. George Sato Louis A. Hoerr III ’71
in memory of Peter Sauer ’95 Connie Lohr
in honor of Sam Schnabel ’12 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Shultz
in memory of Mrs. Donald O. (Doris) Schnuck Chris and Nancy Leyhe Allen ’66 Vicki and Roger Altvater ’46 Michael and Vicki Barnell Neil and Cheryl Bartnett Julie and Lee Bearman ’76 Michele and Tom L. Benson III ’70
in memory of Mrs. Donald O. (Doris) Schnuck Continued Mark Blethroad and Beth Campbell-Blethroad Ellen Leschen Bremner ’67 Robert J. and Mary N. Ciapciak Mrs. Betty Diemer Jeffrey M. Dreyer ’71 Rosemary Watts-Dreyer and Joe Dreyer ’73 Hope and Julian Edison ’47 Mr. and Mrs. J. Curtis Engler John and Jan Fries Alice Walz Galt ’70 Jack ’66 and Carol Wolfheim Goralnik ’70 Robert and Stacey Graves Trip and Susan Greditzer Thomas and Karole Green Michelle and Scott Harris ’70 Paul and Carol Hatfield Shep and Robin Hermann Jim Hullverson ’71 David and Janet Jump Tom Kahn ’71 Craig and Debbie Isaacs Kaminer ’82 Benjamin, Linda and Emily Kline Richard and Lisa Greenman Kraner ’71 Kim Kuehner ’71 Lee and Suzan Laycob Mary Ann MacCarthy Lee ’43 Mrs. Fred H. Leyhe Phil and Beth Adams Louis ’72 Tom ’66 and Barbara Bohren MacLeod ’66 Bill and Barbi Macon Jeanne and Steve Maritz ’76 Jenny and Stan Martin ’79 Mrs. Claire Mather Mr. Julian B. Mathes Julie and Steve Mathes ’74 Sue McCollum Cynthia and Walter Metcalfe Jr. ’56 Debra and Peter Miller ’75 Ingrid Mosley Michael and Susan Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Quenon Chad and Constance Reis David and Jacki Rosen Catherine Walz Rundle ’66 Mr. Arthur E.S. Schmid Leo B. Schmid ’72 Hugh and Judy Price Scott ’48 Allen and Mary Beth Soffer Jim and Jan Stevens Scott and Anne Sutter Ellen Walz Svenson ’63 Barb and Andy Taylor ’66 Liz and Ken Teasdale Ben and Ricki Tischler Carr and Ellen Witscher Trovillion ’73 David and Stephanie Truetzel Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Charles and Nancy Van Dyke Robert L. Walker Bob and Julie Wallace Eric Weinberger Pat and Don Whelan Marie Witscher Tom and Carolyn Yager
in memory of Mrs. Donald O. (Doris) Schnuck To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Bud and Susie Wilson
in memory of Roslyn Schulte ’02 To the Roz Schulte Spirit Fund Barbara Ballinger Joanna Buchholz ’00 Steve and Lucy Buchholz Leibowitz ’02 Ellen and Henry Dubinsky ’59 Lynne and Scott Johnson ’65 Katrina Mumaw Bruce and Kim Olson Jeffrey Stevenson and Kathleen Llewellyn
in honor of Keith E. Shahan ’62 and Marcia Williamson Shahan ’62 To the Shahan Scholarship Fund David Dane Clark ’62 David H. Hopkins ’62 Becky Shifflett
in memory of Mrs. Dorothy B. Shapleigh Anne and John Shapleigh ’67
in honor of Susan Sherman Anonymous
in honor of Becky Shifflett Anonymous
in honor of Alice Snodgrass Aaron ’94 and Stephanie Park Zwicker ’94
in honor of Mary Beth Soffer Bob and Cathy Carney
in memory of Cheri Hampton Sorey ’77 Jack and Tricia Phillipe
in memory of Jane Stamper ’62 Joan Oberbeck Cooney ’62 Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hinkson
in honor of Mary D. Stillman Anonymous
in honor of Denise Stookesberry Anonymous
in memory of Gautam Sundaram ’86 To the Gautam Sundaram Scholarship Dr. Radha Naidu Aparna Sundaram ’89 Dr. Murali Sundaram Priya Simoncelli Sundaram
in honor of Jerry Taylor Anonymous Allen and Mary Beth Soffer
in honor of Sabrina Lohr Taylor ’97 To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Bud and Susie Wilson
in honor of Gregory Trapp Anonymous
in memory of Betty Howard Troth ’57 Community Foundation of Collier County
in honor of Steven L. Trulaske ’75 Anonymous
in honor of John Van Doren Anonymous
in memory of Olive Vollmar Thomas M. Lasker ’42
in memory of John W. Wesley To the John Wesley Scholarship Barbie Barrow ’66 The Harris Family Louis A. Hoerr III ’71
in memory of Jeanne Williams Jessica Price Boeh Franc Family Fund Kit and Duane Hagen Mr. and Mrs. Addison B. Thomas
in memory of Mr. Changhee Yoon Jackie Yoon ’87
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